Screenprint on Fabriano 5 paper
Paper 55.6 × 40 cm
Edition of 120 plus 20 artist’s proofs
Titled and numbered lower left, signed and dated lower right, recto in pencil
Guide Price: £5,000
Bridget Riley was born in 1931. She studied life drawing at Goldsmith’s School of Art and she regards this as the foundation of her practise as a painter. She acquired her first studio in which she began to explore a vocabulary of abstract shapes – squares, circles, ovals, lines and curves – using the strong contrast of black and white. In 1968 she was awarded the International Prize for Painting at the XXXIV VENICE BIENNALE. She was the first British contemporary painter and the first woman ever to achieve this distinction. She was a founder member of the Charity SPACE – finding and making available low-cost studios for artists. She has recieved many prestigious awards including Commander of the British Empire 1972, Honorary Doctor of the Universities of Oxford 1993 and Cambridge 1995, Companion of Honour 1999, the Preamium Imperiale in 2003 and The Rubens Prize in 2012. Riley continues to exhibit her works across the world.
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